The “Picture Post”, a tool for a program going on through the University of New Hampshire, is a method of taking what amounts to extreme time-lapse photography. The purpose of this project is to observe the world around you with a 360 degree view taken at a regular interval.
The setup is quite simple consisting of a 9 inch diameter post, and an octagon to set your camera against. Just place your camera one edge, take the picture and repeat around the octagon until done. You can register on their site to make your post official and contribute to society’s general knowledge about the environment and seasonal changes.
Although interesting in itself, this concept could be applied to many situations that one would want to record in this manner. For instance, a “hacker post” could be set up in a hackerspace for members to record their projects on or even the progress of the building itself. For another much less developed way to take photos, check out this trigger device using air freshener parts!
via [Make Magazine]